old englannista suomeksi
Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.
(RQ:Jefferies Amateur Poacher)
Having existed or lived for the specified time.
''Of an earlier time.''
1994, Michael Grumley, ''Life Drawing''
- But over my old life, a new life had formed.
That is no longer in existence.
1991, (w), ''Liar (novel)|The Liar'', p. 37:
- Adrian thought it worth while to try out his new slang. ‘say, you fellows, here's a go. Old Biffo was jolly odd this morning. He gave me a lot of pi-jaw about slacking and then invited me to tea. No rotting! He did really.’
(n-g) (Mostly in idioms like (m), (m) and (m), (m) and (m).)
1599, (w), ''(w)'', Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)|Act 5 Scene 2:
- URSULA: Madam, you must come to your uncle. Yonder's old coil at home: it is proved, my Lady Hero hath been falsely accused, the prince and Claudio mightily abused;
People who are old; old beings; the older generation, taken as a group.
''A civilised society should always look after the old in the community.''
One of a specified age.
(alternative spelling of).